Events and Freebies for Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Day is a time to celebrate all the Veterans that have served our country.  In honor of their dedication and service, many businesses will have ceremonies and freebies for food and many other things to honor veterans. 

Home Staging

       Extra or Essential?   It wasn’t too long ago that home staging was considered an extra but in today’s market we believe it is a essential part of selling your home, fast and for a higher value. There can be many challenges when selling your home but you need to gain that extra […]

First phase of housing recovery slows

#113456532 / gettyimages.com WASHINGTON – Aug. 8, 2014 – Americans‘ attitudes toward the housing market remain mixed, although a steady improvement in their personal financial outlook may bode well for housing in the coming months, according to Fannie Mae‘s July 2014 National Housing Survey. “The continued cautious sentiment expressed across the range of consumer indicators […]

20% of Fla. home shoppers could enter the market soon

#98158278 / gettyimages.com CHICAGO – July 30, 2014 – A conducted by Pollara survey and released by BMO Harris Bank found that 68 percent of Florida homeowners believe the value of their home will go up over the next 12 months, and 13 percent expect the value of their home to go down. Over the […]

Some retirement communities find a unique niche

#143070893 / gettyimages.com ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – July 29, 2014 – Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The communities are aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances. Here are some niche retirement communities found across the United States. ShantiNiketan in Tavares, […]

Why did housing starts drop only in the South?

#146015835 / gettyimages.com WASHINGTON – July 21, 2014 – U.S. housing starts fell 9.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 893,000, according to the Commerce Department. But the nationwide decline came from only one area – a 30 percent decline in the South. In the other areas of the U.S., housing […]

Deed-restricted housing growing in other states

#160992284 / gettyimages.com SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 17, 2014 – As the wave of U.S. baby boomers reaches retirement, age-restricted or deed-restricted housing communities increase in popularity. The form of homeownership has been popular for several decades in established retirement markets like Florida and Arizona, but now it’s popping up in such non-traditional locales […]

Keller Williams Excels on REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal “The Thousand”

    Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise in North America, has 112 associates and teams on the 2014 REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal  list of the top real estate professionals in America. REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of analysis on the real estate industry, partners with the Wall Street Journal each year to compile an industry summary […]

Some bulk investment homebuyers starting to sell

#88621476 / gettyimages.com NEW YORK – July 2, 2014 – A year ago, investment firms were buying foreclosed homes at a rapid clip to rent them out. However, with the supply of bargain-priced distressed residences declining, some of the earliest investors are looking to cash out by flipping the properties to competitors. Waypoint Real Estate […]

International buyers are looking for more than just vacation homes

#137284073 / gettyimages.com According to new data from Trulia (TRLA), international house hunters are shifting their focus away from traditional vacation areas to dense, urban areas. “Foreign interest in US real estate remains highly concentrated in mostly urban neighborhoods, particularly in Miami, Los Angeles, and New York, and is increasingly shifting toward high-density urban areas […]